Mimi Avocado’s Chicken Quinoa Soup with Broccoli




We are finally having some cooler weather after a month of summer weather in January.  It’s a welcome relief to be able to make some good homemade chicken soup with healthy quionoa and broccoli.   This is the real thing…with fresh rosemary from the garden  and a dash of cayenne pepper.   I started cooking the soup last night,  and finished it on top of the stove this morning.   You can use leftover cooked chicken too, adding the broth, quinoa,  vegetables and seasoning to transform your leftover chicken into tummy-warming soup!   Serve with sliced avocado on top!

Mimi Avocado’s Chicken Quinoa Soup with Broccoli

1 package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

2 teaspoons fresh or dried rosemary

2 cups water

2 tsp. butter

1 head of celery, washed and chopped

5 carrots, peeled and chopped

32 oz container of low-sodium chicken broth3/4 cup pre washed quinoa

1 large broccoli crown, cut into small pieces

dash of cayenne pepper (optional)


Brown the chicken thighs in a stock pot and add the water, garlic powder,  onion powder and rosemary.

Cover and cook until the chicken is tender and falling apart.

In a skillet, sautee the celery and carrots until soft, and add to the chicken.

Pour the  chicken broth into the pot with the chicken and vegetables, add the quinoa and cook for at least 15 minutes.

Just before serving, cut the broccoli into florets and add to the hot soup.   Wait 5 minutes for the broccoli to cook in the hot soup.

Sprinkle a little cayenne pepper into the soup and serve.



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  1. It looks lovely, and I like the ingredients. They sound very healthy. Way better than a fat Big Mac!

  2. This soup sounds perfect for the cold weather around here. I like soups and my family enjoys them at least once a day.
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  3. This is a recipe that I would love. Thank you for sharing, I will have to make it 🙂
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  4. I have been on a soup kick and this looks like a simple and filling recipe to try. I have only tried quinoa once and made a mess of it. Looks like I’m giving it another go!
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  5. Oh yummy!! I should not be reading this when I am so hungry! I am always looking for good Quinoa recipes. I just pinned so I can make for dinner one night this week. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Mmmm, this looks fantastic! And I love the protein that quinoa has and the starchy taste. Plus broccoli? This is a fantastic recipe! And lucky you that your weather has been nice, we’re living in the arctic lately so a new soup recipe definitely hits the spot!
    xo ~kim & chloe @ popcosmo.com
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  7. Hi Mimi! Stopping by from SITSgirls. I love learning new ways to use quinoa. We’ve definitely had soup weather where I live so I appreciate you sharing this recipe.
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  8. This looks great! I love a good soup! I’ve never tried quinoa before though. Foreign ingredients make me nervous lol

  9. I agree with Michelle, that looks delicious!

    We often use quinoa as a side dish, I’ve never thought about putting it in soup either!
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  10. Your soup looks absolutely delicious. I pinned it for later. I’m following you on social media (FB, Instagram, and Twitter), I look forward to seeing what else is happening on the farm and cooking in your kitchen.
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